Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Paul 
     Sanders

Paul Sanders

Partner

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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Paul is an experienced civil litigator who focuses his practice on protecting professional-liability clients, including medical professionals, municipalities and municipal officials, attorneys, debt-collection companies, accounting professionals, and law-enforcement professionals. He handles all kinds of malpractice claims, inadequate-medical-treatment claims, legal-malpractice claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, accounting malpractice and fraud claims, and claims for violations of US Constitutional provisions. He is also experienced in defending standard-tort, toxic-tort and personal-injury claims.

Paul also focuses his practice on products-liability claims, handling cases in New York State and throughout the country. He additionally has extensive experience representing clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to publicly traded companies in commercial litigation matters, including simple and complex commercial disputes such as contract and transactional disputes, disputes among business partners, real estate and commercial-leasing disputes, and employment-related disputes.

Paul represents clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels as well as in alternative-resolution forums. He is proficient in settlement negotiation and regularly achieves beneficial results and resolutions.

Representative Experience

  • Represents municipalities and prison health care providers throughout New York State in lawsuits brought by prison inmates alleging inadequate medical treatment, medical malpractice, and violations of various US Constitution provisions.
  • Frequently achieves pre-answer dismissals of federal lawsuits alleging inadequate medical care and US Constitutional liability against municipalities throughout New York State.
  • Represents a large manufacturing company in products-liability lawsuits involving material-handling products in jurisdictions throughout the United States.
  • Represents debt-collection companies and collection law firms in federal class-action litigations alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Successfully represents and guides debt-collection companies through court-ordered federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state, and national class-action settlements involving onerous regulatory requirements.
  • Successfully defended a class-action suit alleging fraud under the Securities and Exchange Commission Law against an independent auditor accounting firm for professional services it provided to a publicly traded company.
  • Obtained a beneficial resolution in a complex dispute between partners who owned an accounting firm, a payroll agency, and commercial real estate and sought to part ways.
  • Successfully defended a major international seed producer in a lawsuit alleging defective seed products that resulted in substantial crop loss.
  • Successfully represented a large publicly traded company in complex breach of manufacturing contract action brought by a vendor, resulting in summary dismissal of the lawsuit.
  • Successfully assists prison health care contractors and providers in navigating regulatory investigations and associated governmental proceedings.
  • Represents individuals, municipalities, and companies in federal and NYS lawsuits alleging malicious prosecution, false arrest and imprisonment, and other intentional-torts claims.
  • Successfully obtained a no-cause judgment in a trial on behalf of a real estate agency in a lawsuit where it was alleged that the defendant breached its contract with its client.
  • Represents individuals and clients in catastrophic wrongful-death actions involving premise liability, violations of the Dram Shop Act, and medical malpractice.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Publications Editor, Human Rights Law Review, 2003
  • Oxford University – Commercial Law and Contract Program, 2002
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1997

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Leadership Rochester, Class of 2007
  • Solar Liberty Foundation, Board Member

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2018

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Counsel
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate

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